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    Police Commission Chair Resigns After Arrest

    The Windsor Locks Police Commission chair has resigned following his arrest in Florida after police say he tried to cash in a stolen lottery ticket.

    Leon County Jail in Florida confirms that Michael Royston, 49, was arrested Thursday at the Florida Lottery headquarters when he tried to cash in a lottery ticket worth $520,000. Police say Royston stole that ticket from his niece.

    Royston denies wrongdoing, but resigned from his role on the police commision.

    "I adamantly deny any wrong doing in which I have been accused," Royston said in a written statement Sunday. "I do not want this to effect [sic] the Commission or The Windsor Locks Police Department while I exonerate my name, therefore I have resigned from the Windsor Locks Police Commission. It has been an honor and a privilege serving the citizens of Windsor Locks."

    Royston is charged with intent to defraud, grand theft over $100,000, and filing a false claim. He is out on bond.

    Windsor Locks First Selectmen Steven Wawruck Jr. declined to comment on the arrest.